A descendant of kings who became the most famous black man in history: Life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, the secular saint who refused to give in to hate. Pictured at his South African home in 2010, 'triumphed as a symbol of national reconciliation between South Africa's races'

Nelson Mandela dead: A symbol of resistance

Descendant of kings, most famous black man in history, Life and Legacy of Nelson Mandela, secular saint refused to give in to hate, triumphed as national reconciliation between South Africa's races.

Black history fact, at around 711 C.E. ( A.D. ) , the African Moors, introduced the common bath to Europeans. They also introduced the use of undergarments and linen wear.

Black history fact, at around 711 C. ) , the African Moors, introduced the common bath to Europeans. They also introduced the use of undergarments and linen wear.

Henrietta Lacks (HeLa). If you don't know who she is, you should. She's already changed your life.

Henrietta Lacks was an African-American woman who was the unwitting source of cells (from her cancerous tumor) which were cultured by George Otto Gey to create an immortal cell line for medical research. This is now known as the HeLa cell line.

Misty Copeland - 1st African American Woman to join American Ballet Theatre

Strength and beauty, Misty Copeland, the first African American female soloist for the American Ballet Theatre

Frederick Douglas. This was how it use to be just yesterday. Can't forget then so that you can understand today. We have come a long way since then, but not everyone is on board yet.

Frederick Douglass' "The Meaning of the Fourth of July to the Negro" explores the differences between black and white during one of America's most patriotic holidays.

40 Acres and a Mule Would Be at Least $6.4 Trillion Today: What the U.S. Really Owes Black America | Alternet

Slavery made America wealthy, and racist policies since have blocked African American wealth-building. Can we calculate the economic damage?

Wow. That's amazing, and so brave of her to do that while people yelled at her to die. She's amazing.

Ruby Bridges - an American hero. She is still around - and so are all the Conservatives who screamed and threw things at her and the other heroic CHILDREN.

Freedman's Cemetery This area of Dallas County was settled by former African American slaves shortly after the conclusion of the American Civil War. Freedman's Cemetery, a graveyard for African Americans, was established in 1869 on one acre of land purchased by trustee Sam Eakins. http://www.texasescapes.com/Cemeteries/Dallas-TX-Freedmans-Cemetery.htm

Freedman's Cemetery This area of Dallas County was settled by former African American slaves shortly after the conclusion of the American Civil War.

William H. Johnson (1901–1970)  was a talented artist who became famous for his Scandinavian landscape paintings and "primitive" scenes of black life.    A South Carolina native and son of an African-American/Sioux woman and a white man, Johnson moved to New York in 1918 to study at the National Academy of Design.  In 1926, he was passed over for a traveling scholarship because of his race.  Considered one of the school's most talented students, a teacher gave him 1000 dollars to travel…

William Henry Johnson combined European Modernist aesthetics with southern folk tales and legends to create fine art paintings that startled audiences throughout Europe and the United States.

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Books/Ulysses S.Ricard jr'”Creole”(Louisiana State University)

Shoshone Chief Washakie. Born in Montana 1804, Died at Fort Washakie Wyoming 1900, lived a full and rich life as a warrior ,Peacemaker and Polotician, ended up as Chief of all The Shoshone.

Shoshone Chief Washakie. Born in Montana 1804, Died at Fort Washakie Wyoming 1900, lived a full and rich life as a warrior ,Peacemaker and Polotician, ended up as Chief of all The Shoshone.

Built by Blacks: African American Architecture and Neighborhoods in Richmond

Built by Blacks: African American Architecture and Neighborhoods in Richmond (American Heritage VA)

Richmond's vast and varied collection of architecture provides an archive of African American history. Author Selden Richardson explains how iconic symbols of old Richmond and the generations of black

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